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User Reviews for Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Also known as: Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I’m a Junior in high school and have been sweating excessively. I could be sitting or doing absolutely nothing and my underarms would sweat so much that my shirts would get soaked and then soak my jackets. It was insane and also very embarrassing. I couldn’t raise my hand in class and I couldn’t shake anyone’s hands, otherwise they’d see my soaked underarms. I talked to my doctor and she recommended Drysol. I applied it and it did sting a lot, but the very next day I did not sweat at all. My underarms were completely dry. This lasted for an amazing three weeks until I had to reapply it! Drysol has completely changed my life."

   
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Amazing! (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2019

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I have used certain dri for probably about 20 years. it stopped my underarm sweating. which was the worst for me. I still have sweating on hands and feet but I so can deal with that. Right now I've burned my underarms with it and am wondering if I will be able to continue using it. I don't want to stop using it and it ever start again. I wonder if others have had similar issues with it. It was almost like a miracle to me when I stumbled upon it it so many years ago."

   
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al (taken for 10 years or more) December 27, 2018

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Works like magic only thing I don't like is the itching. Works best when applied before bed and a little more after morning shower. Almost went through with a mira dry procedure which costs thousands of dollars. Certain Dri is less than $8 and very effective, I can finally wear anything I want!"

   
9.0

Lady (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 3, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "My dad gave me a bottle after he started using it because I constantly complained about how every single white shirt I own has yellow stains from aluminum deodorant! Now I don’t even sweat and I can finally buy the cheap 2$ deodorants (without aluminum of course) at the drugstore and not stink or sweat! The only issue is the first week of use my armpits were beyond unbearably itchy. But that might be because I was using too much. If it’s too itchy for you try only putting it on every other day for the first week."

   
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SM (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I’ve been using the products for months now, and I woke up one morning with extremely red underarms, along with excruciating burning/stinging pain. I did see great results, but after that one incident I’ve never gone back."

   
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K (taken for less than 1 month) November 7, 2018

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I used Certain Dri and was wonderful! I had finally found something that actually worked even if I wore a sleeveless tank or shirt in the summer time. Although, I also got the very itchy, burning rash. Terrible rash and it worked so good I continued to use it. The rash got so bad after a while I begin to notice that it had taken the color and pigmentation from my underarm in the entire area that I apply it. It is not two years later after discontinuing use and I still have no pigment under my arms in that area. It looks like I was burned and have huge scars under my arms with no color. I am very tan as I have American Indian in my family background and it looks horrible. I am embarrassed to wear a bathing suit now or sleeveless shirts at all! I am afraid being it is now two years later and is still the same it is permanent. :( I have gpne back to Mitchem unscented roll on as I cannot stand the powder smell. It works good but not as good."

   
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Sheri (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 24, 2018

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Hypercare (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Although the Hypercare did stop the sweating, I have developed hypo- pigmentation in my armpits. I am curious if others have had this effects as well."

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 5, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I am not one to write reviews regurlarly, but I have to share my experience. Like most here I suffer from hyperhidrosis and well have struggle all my life buying just certain colors and fabrics because of all the armpit sweat. Okay I got Drysol just used for first time last night. After application I dried with hairdryer till it was white(dry). Yes it burns some and it itched like crazy. I shaved so that might have something to do with itch. I concentrated on watching tv till I went to sleep. My God today I was not sweating at work. Not a drop of sweat on my underarms! I am in shock. I highly recommend. Is a life changer. I will be going shopping soon!"

Guel (taken for less than 1 month) September 26, 2018

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Made me break out in multiple blisters first time used. Will not try this again . I still sweated pretty bad as well. Made me very uncomfortable ."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I love drysol. I literally have excessive sweating everywhere. Arms, legs, hands, armpits, even my lower back/butt/and groin area. It is so embarrassing and awful. My armpits are actually the only place I have it under control. My face and scalp are actually the worst. I Use the drysol on my scalp at night, per instructions. Doc said not to use it on my face or groin because the skin is more sensitive. I use it on my face at night anyway, and it works great. I do get the side effect of pins and needles and itching, sometimes worse than others. But the end result is worth it. I sweat so much I get dehydrated and get headaches. Drysol has been a life saver. I think I'm gonna try it on my under boobs next. Ladies, I know you know the struggle."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2018

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I don't sweat but, have bad odor. I started using this product two months ago and don't have to worry about odor daylong. However, I do experience itching and more recently muscle soreness in my arms. Will cut back to every other day to see if that resolves the issue."

   
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Kat (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I’ve had an excessive sweating and odor problem since I was 13 (I’m 22). After trying every home remedy and clinical strength antiperspirant, I asked my doctor about Drysol. She prescribed it and it has changed my life! I can now wear t-shirts and bright clothes without worrying about pit stains and odor. The day of my first application, I sweat a little less than normal. I continued the recommended applications for the first 3 days. After that, my sweating decreased more, but I still wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I applied it every 3rd day for about 2 weeks. At the end of the second week, my sweating was under control. I stopped sweating as much even during exercise! I now apply it once 10-14 or so days. I’ve realized that it burns when you’re using too much. The instructions say don’t use any other antiperspirant or deodorant during use, but I apply a aluminum-free deodorant daily between applications. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!"

   
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happygirl (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2018

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Certain Dri (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Since the age of 13 I've suffered from sweaty armpits. I've tried so many deodorants but nothing helped. I was afraid to go anywhere because I knew I would be sweaty just minutes or hours after putting my clothes on. I finally found the life changer for me. Certain Dri. I used it today and I haven't sweated at all. I'm still fresh. I have some confidence. Thank you God!"

   
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So blessed (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I used the drysole for over a year and noticed my foot to start itching. Stopped use of it and for over a year now and I still have an unbearable itch on my left foot thats worse than poison ivy. It doesn't matter what I'm doing it itches."

   
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Dodge (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 14, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Ever since high school I had suffered greatly from hyperhidrosis, which caused me severe anxiety and discomfort. It wasn't until a friend of mine recommended drysol at the age of 34 that I finally found a product that helped me. After just one use I noticed a huge difference and for the very first time in my life, I was able to go through my day without being constantly paranoid about my armpits. I can now wear whatever I want, no matter the color or fabric and I have absolutely no issue with excessive sweating. I can't begin to explain how freeing it has been on my anxiety. Although the medication can be extremely itchy during application, it is a small price to pay for this type of relief. I purchased drysol at a pharmacy, without a prescription, for $26 and have only needed to use it a few times over the past two years. So, in my opinion, the cost is extremely low and affordable and very much worth it, I think this bottle will last me a lifetime."

   
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Beechball August 8, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I remember the first time I used Drysol on my armpits, it was one of the worst and most uncomfortable things I’d ever felt...there was burning and itching and the sensation of needles randomly pricking into my skin. I actually had to wash it off after about 20 min because I couldn’t handle the extreme discomfort anymore. I have very fair and sensitive skin, so I’m guessing Drysol affects everybody differently. But for the people with more sensitive skin, like myself, there’s help for us! I did a little more research on Drysol and someone recommended using it with Caladryl Clear Lotion and I can’t tell you how much of a difference that made! I apply the Drysol to my armpits or face and let it dry as much as possible and then slather a thick layer of Caladryl over the top of it. I sometimes still get slight itching and burning but usually I can just put more Caladryl on and it’ll go away for the most part. This medication is like a miracle drug!"

   
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Mandi (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 31, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Drysol works!!! My dermatologist recommend it to me as a last resort before getting Botox shots. I was hesitant because I've tried Driclor, Perspirex and CertainDri and they've lost their longevity in a matter of days and didn't work for me but Drysol seems to prove different. It doesn't really burn much and dries fast and it keeps me dry with every application I've used and so far almost a month of using it's and it's still working wonders! I feel all the other hyperhidrosis antiperspirants I've used in the past can't even compete because they're complete knock off's compared to Drysol! I'm so happy I was prescribed this! I highly recommend it!"

   
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Goldnava (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "So today the second day I used drysol. Wore a yellow tank top to a pop up shop event and half way through the event I looked down and saw bright red spots all over my shirt as if I had spilled fruit punch on me. I get home and notice the red rings under my arm pits. Only thing I put in was drysol before leaving the house... at least it washed out but its making my sweat change the color of my shirt that's no bueno!!!"

   
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Red pits (taken for less than 1 month) June 25, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I sweat horribly under my arms to a point where I can't wear certain color shirts due to the awful sweat stains I get. I was shocked at how dry my underarms were after using this the first time! I literally have no wetness when using this. The first couple of applications my underarms were really itchy and had a little sting, but it got better after a couple of uses. I highly recommend this stuff!"

   
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AAQ84 (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "After 41 years I was dx with hyperhidrosis. I went to see my dermatologist and was prescribed Drysol and wow has it done wonders! I now can go an entire day without sweaty feet and hands. Drysol has helped to increase my social skills and even when anxious it helps hold back the sweat! Thanks to my dermatologist and a HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE CREATORS OF DRYSOL!!!!"

   
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Nomoresweatypalm (taken for less than 1 month) May 25, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "Drysol has been a blessing for me. I suffer from hyperhidrosis under my arms, hands, and feet. Like Literally dripping in sweat. I spend so much money on pedicures and manicures just to be embarrassed sliding around in sandals so I have to put sneakers on, and I can’t even hold my husbands hand it’s so embarrassing! I don’t have to be hot or moving, just laying down I’m drenched in sweat! So my MD prescribed Drysol a couple years back and it has been my lifesaver. I have never seen any medication like it. If your underarms are freshly shaved it stings a little only there, but if you have suffered your entire life like me you suck it up! Lol Good Luck!"

   
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Vanessa (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 18, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I started using Drysol for about a week now and I love it. It is burning and stinging right now but it works!"

   
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o (taken for less than 1 month) May 18, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for : "This product is amazing. I’ve been using it for 3 years now and as long as you follow the instructions properly it’ll work. I used to sweat 24/7 in my underarms and I can’t even remember the last time I did because of Drysol. Honestly best stuff I’ve ever used."

   
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Nemo (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 29, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "I slowly noticed I would be sweating even when I was laying down doing nothing. I knew something was up when I was freezing cold, but sweating like a pig. Only my underarms. It got so bad, I had to start putting paper towels in my shirts, otherwise my shirt would be soaked & I’d have to change it. Let’s just say I was miserable. I didn’t think there was a cure for it. I basically accepted it. Then my best friend told me her husband has hyperhidrosis. So I did my research & went to do the doc. Turns out, that’s what I have. She prescribed me Drysol. I didn’t think it would work. I tried all OTC ones. Nothing worked. I am amazed with this. First night I tried it, I woke up the next day with no sweat. DRY! I was so happy. Only downfall is the itching & burning. I only had some slight redness. This is my second night I’ve done it. So I’m going to take a break, & see how long I can go. But so far, it’s been a miracle. & I feel so much happier. Highly recommend."

   
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TK April 28, 2018

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Drysol (aluminum chloride hexahydrate) for Hyperhidrosis: "This stuff is amazing! Everyone in the world who suffers from hyperhidrosis should use this product! I started sweating excessively in the 10th grade and I tried every antiperspirant on the market ( and a substantial amount of home remedies) and absolutely NOTHING worked. Spring of my senior year I decided to see a doctor about it. He prescribed Drysol and I started using it that night. It took a few days to work and it itched and burned pretty badly, but now I'm in college and I never have to worry about what to wear or sitting through a lecture. Bone dry every day! Drysol rocks!"

   
9.0

FloodGates (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 24, 2018

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